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Routine IT maintenance on Wednesday, June 19 will cause service interruptions between midnight and 6:00am affecting the YourHealthNS app and on-line appointment booking including COVID-19 testing, blood collection, X-Ray, EKG and the Need a Family Practice Registry.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mobile primary care clinics in Canso

Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates:

Canso

Eastern Memorial Hospital, 1746 Union Street
Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people with mild or moderate health concerns.

These are not drop-in clinics. To schedule an appointment for either location, please call 1-902-919-5340. Phone lines will be open from 1 -4 pm on Friday, November 3 and again on Saturday, November 4 for same-day appointment booking. The number of appointments each day is limited.

Have your health card and a list of your medications ready upon arrival. Care will be provided using a team approach, which includes nurse practitioners and family physicians.

This clinic is not a substitute for your primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner). However, there are times when you may not be able to see your primary care provider, or you do not have a primary care provider. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we aim to provide you the best possible care. 

The clinic can only address non-urgent, low-acuity health issues and is not an emergency service. See a list of the types of concerns below if you are not sure where to go.

Types of concerns that may be addressed at the mobile primary care clinic include:

- Prescription refills or renewals (except for controlled substances)
- Minor respiratory symptoms
- Sore throat
- Earaches
- Fever
- Headache
- Rashes
- Minor gastrointestinal concerns (vomiting and diarrhea)
- Cough, flu, or cold symptoms
- Urinary tract infections
- Muscle pain

Specimen collection, diagnostic collection or pelvic examinations will not be part of the mobile service.

Please note other options for care:

- Do not hesitate to visit an emergency department if you are experiencing an emergency. Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911.
- Nova Scotians can now access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit www.virtualcarens.ca to register or request a virtual visit. VirtualCareNS is not an emergency service.
- For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24/7 by experienced registered nurses.
- The provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line can also be reached 24/7 by calling 1-888-429-8167.
- Additional information and local resources are available through www.YourHealthNS.ca 

We will keep communities updated as future dates and additional community locations are determined or if there are changes to the current schedule.

Additional information can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/mobileprimarycareclinics

Do you have a COVID-19 symptom? Get tested right away! Early detection is key when it comes to being considered for COVID-19 medication. Please complete the Report and Support form when you book a PCR test or have a positive rapid test. 

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